Indulge in a Coastal Kaleidoscope

Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.


Celebrate Fire Island's 50th Anniversary

Fire Island Turns 50

We invite you to celebrate Fire Island National Seashore's 50th anniversary, to help honor the past and inspire the future.

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Watch Hill Visitor Center

What's Open?

Planning your trip to Fire Island? Check out opening dates and operating hours.

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Find Your Park at Fire Island

Find Your Park at Fire Island

Check out our program calendar and plan your next visit to Fire Island.

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Fire Island NPS Arrowhead

Join the Conversation

Follow park news and nature notes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Ranger points to tree during Educators Workshop

Plan Your Field Trip to Fire Island!

Outstanding resources to teach science, math and history in an inspirational setting at an affordable cost. Find out about free Educators' Workshops.

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View of the breach at Old Inlet, looking north, on November 10, 2012

The Breach at Old Inlet

National Park Service staff have been tracking the position of breach at Old Inlet since it was created during Hurricane Sandy.

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Vehicles access Fire Island communities via Burma Road.

Driving on Fire Island

Learn more about oversand vehicle operation and see the driving restrictions now in effect.

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Fire Island Inspires Artist


The Fire Island National Seashore Artist-in-Residence Program honors the longstanding tradition of art in the national parks and on Fire Island.

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